Basics of Breast Cancer

(CNN) — Actress Angelina Jolie recently underwent a double mastectomy after learning she had a mutation in a gene that increases the risk of breast cancer. But only a small fraction of women develop breast cancer because of genetic miswiring. Most can take less drastic steps to help prevent the disease. About 5 percent or … Continue reading »

Mammogram Types Explained

(CNN) — Most experts say mammograms are the best way to catch breast cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, regular mammograms are the best tools in early prevention and in some situations can detect cancer up to three years, before a lump can be felt. According to the CDC guidelines, women should have … Continue reading »